Clan add Swedish flair to their roster

Braehead Clan have announced the signing of experienced Swedish forward Daniel Åhsberg.

The 31-year-old spent last season in Norway with Lillehammer and has also previously played in France and Sweden.

Head Coach Ryan Finnerty said: “Daniel’s a player that has played around some of the top leagues in Europe for a long time and put up some good numbers in his career.

“He’s got a North American touch to his game and Matt Keith played with him in Sweden with Orebro. In fact, Matt spoke to me about possibly bringing him in last year so it was good to get that deal over the line.

“Daniel’s a good example of a high quality player coming to play in the UK and we’ve seen the door open to more and more Swedes coming here.

“Coventry had a couple, as did Sheffield. The UK is a bit of a gateway for those kinds of players now.

“It seems to be happening more and more and it’s only a positive for us to be able to bring in a player like Daniel.”

Clan’s Hockey and Operations Director Gareth Chalmers added: “Daniel comes highly recommended to us from a number of our contacts throughout Europe.

“Everyone we spoke to gave us very good feedback about Daniel on and off the ice.

“He is a strong powerful skater, very strong on puck retention, good along the boards, with good hands.”

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